Human Resources


Brenda West

Executive Director of Personnel/Human Resources

214-780-3011 phone

214-780-3014 fax


Cristy Hirsh
Director of Student/Admin Services
214-780-3015 phone
214-780-3014 fax 

Rita Bryan 
Personnel/Certification Specialist for Professional Staff

214-780-3011 phone
214-780-3014 fax

  Laura Weaver       
Benefits Manager

214-780-3010 phone
214-780-3014 fax
Melinda Tubb
Personnel Specialist for Paraprofessional Employees, Auxiliary Employees and Substitutes      
214-780-3012 phone
214-780-3014 fax

Personnel Department Mission Statement

The mission of the HPISD Human Resources Department is to recruit, support, and retain exceptional personnel. The HPISD Personnel Department strives to maximize the potential of our students by recruiting quality personnel, and by providing accurate, timely and courteous services to all our employees and stakeholders.

The Personnel Department is responsible for recruitment, compensation and benefits, staffing allocations, employment opportunities, teacher and administrator certification, student services, transfers, personnel appraisals, substitute teaching and the implementation of NCLB as it relates to Certified Personnel.

Highland Park Independent School District shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, handicap, sexual orientation, or gender identity in its programs and activities.

Employment Opportunities

Highland Park ISD is the perfect setting for the teaching profession and one where excellence in education is the expectation. Teachers can expect strong parental and community support, and HP parents are very active in the PTAs, Dads Clubs, HP Sports Club and other organizations.
Consider a position with a nationally recognized school district. Highland Park schools have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and have been awarded Exemplary status by the state of Texas every year. If, indeed, schools are a reflection of the community they serve, the residents of the Park Cities have appreciated the importance of quality education since the first campus opened in 1914. Their high expectations for and support of the public schools have created an educational environment second to none. Geographically the district is a six-square mile residential community completely surrounded by the city of Dallas. HPISD serves approximately 7,000 students from the City of University Park, the Town of Highland Park and small section from the City of Dallas, which comprise the Park Cities. Downtown Dallas is only minutes away. Park Cities residents enjoy many of the cultural, recreational and entertainment advantages of the Dallas/Fort Worth area known as the Metroplex. The area is home of some of the finest museums in the Southwest, a growing number of national corporations, universities and professional sports teams.